About - Recruitment



(Full Time)

£20k – £21.5k depending on experience, plus Company Pension, Benefits and Training

Do you have experience in managing fundraising campaigns?
Are you a forward thinking, partnership-building entrepreneur with a passion for the arts?

We are looking for a creative individual with a target driven, entrepreneurial spirit
to join our small, dynamic and busy team.

South Asian Arts-uk (SAA-uk) is an innovative organisation based in Leeds, established in 1997. We are renowned for excellence and pushing the boundaries in how traditional and contemporary South Asian (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka) music and dance is performed, presented and experienced by participants, audiences and artists. Our artistic programme has 3 clearly defined strands: Performance, Learning and Participation and Special Projects.

The Fundraising & Development Executive will be responsible for taking forward and embedding the SAA-uk fundraising strategy across the whole charity from Board to Volunteers.

You will manage existing fundraising campaigns, develop new strategies and communicate individual giving schemes for SAA-uk including one-off donations, patrons, alumni and regular giving schemes.  

You will also contribute to SAA-uk’s marketing, communications and audience development strategy, including donor communication, promoting fundraising events or campaigns, and any other marketing activity that supports the fundraising capacity of SAA-uk.

Closing Date: Friday 21st April 2017

Proposed Interview Date:  27th/28th April 2017

For an Application Pack on how to join this dynamic and creative team, please email Darren Tiffney (Operations Manager): darren@saa-uk.org

SAA-uk is an equal opportunities employer and committed to Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.  A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure will be requested upon offer of employment.


Becoming a part of SAA-uk is all about empowering others through the arts. You will be part of small team governed by a very supportive Board and we are all part of a large big hearted extended family made up of participants, artists, volunteers and audiences.

Employees have the opportunity to contribute to the over arching Mission of the charity through the skills and expertise that they bring, while developing new skills, knowledge and experience in and about working in the arts sector.

You have the unique opportunities:

  • to gain a deeper understanding of diversity
  • to develop your own creative potential
  • give something back to the community

SAA-uk is an equal opportunites employer and operates a safer recruitment policy.

Testimonial by Eleanor Jones – University Leeds School Music

Ellie JonesOver the past 9 months I have been working as the Education and Outreach Intern at SAA-uk. Applying to work with SAA-uk was one of the best decisions I have ever made and throughout the placement I have grown both professionally and personally. Working as part of such a small team has enabled me to learn about many different aspects of how an organisation is run and also allowed me to really make a difference. Jemma and the whole team have been wonderful and really supportive to help me get the most out of my time with SAA-uk. They have allowed me to work things out for myself but always been on hand if I need extra support.

As well as developing my professional skills such as: marketing, public speaking, organisation and planning, initiative and team working to name a few, I have also matured a great deal and found that my self-confidence and cultural awareness have grown exponentially.

I have really loved working for SAA-uk this year and know that the knowledge I have learnt will help me enormously wherever my future career takes me.

Thank you SAA-uk! X